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Jellyfish are eating all [sic] the other marine life, destroying human fishing resources, and creating dead spots around the world, which are growing in alarming number and speed. Irish experience doesn’t bode well for American Pacific Coast salmon. As this author says, Damn.
Some examples of why the human race has probably evolved as far as possible. These are actual instruction labels on consumer goods:
On Sears hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping.
On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
On a bar of Dial soap: Directions: Use like regular soap.
On some Swanson frozen dinners: Serving suggestion: Defrost.
On a hotel provided shower cap in a box: Fits one head.
On Tesco’s Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom of the box): Do not turn upside down.
On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: Product will be hot after heating.
On packaging for a Rowenta iron: Do not iron clothes on body.
On Boot’s Children’s cough medicine: Do not drive car or operate machinery. (We could reduce construction accidents if we kept 5 year olds off fork lifts.)
On Nytol sleep aid: Warning: May cause drowsiness.
On a Korean kitchen knife: Warning: Keep out of children.
On a string of Chinese-made Christmas lights: For indoor or outdoor use only.
On a Japanese food processor: Not to be used for the other use.
On Sainsbury’s peanuts: Warning: Contains nuts.
On an American Airlines packet of nuts: Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts.
On a Swedish chainsaw: Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals.
On a child’s Superman costume: Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.
Some questions I should have asked about King Kong.
1. Why did the natives build a door so big that Kong could walk right through it?
2. Why did the natives bother with the wall at all since Kong lived high on a cliff in a cave, and spent his last few moments scaling the Empire State Building? He could hop that wall in a beat.
3. Fay Ray was obviously not the first maiden tied to the posts. The post assembly was a regular fixture – little stone step-up, solid uprights (didn’t tip over when Kong pulled her off the ropes; didn’t pull her arms out of the sockets, either; how did that go down?) – and the natives were goofing up one of their own maidens before they spotted Fay. Ergo, what did Kong do with all the previous sacrifices? This was a Giant Gorilla Feeding Station from Eddie Bauer? Did he eat them and not eat Fay because she was a blonde? Pheromones? Not fun.
4. That wall wouldn’t keep pterodactyls out either. Those dudes would swoop down and snatch a native snack every so often, don’t you think?
5. What the heck happened to all of the other giant gorillas? Where did they go? Where were Kong’s mom and dad? In Son of Kong, we of course discover that Kong had a son, but we never see Mrs. Kong. Mrs. Kong is never even mentioned. The gang goes, “Hey, there’s a baby Kong!” And they are off like the Scooby Gang, chasing Mr. Jensen the asocial gardener from the old condemned Henshaw Mansion.
6. At the end, Robert Armstrong stares at Kong’s gigantic corpse and says, “’Twas Beauty killed the beast.” Why didn’t someone point out that he was the s.o.b. who captured Kong and brought him back to ravage New York City? Oh sure, in the sequel, Armstrong got sued for all the damages and cleanup, but he never did any jail time for bringing to town a huge rampaging ape that killed a lot of people . Go figure. He must have been working for Goldman Sachs.
7. Why did they remake it with JACK BLACK? Why?
So, that’s what I should have asked about King Kong.
EVER SINCE TIME BEGAN:
Whenever your kids are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God‘s omnipotence did not extend to God’s kids. After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve.
And the first thing he said was: “Don’t.”
“Don’t what?” Adam replied.
“Don’t eat the forbidden fruit,” God said.
“Forbidden fruit? We got forbidden fruit? Hey, Eve…we got forbidden fruit!”
“Don’t eat that fruit!” said God.
“Because I am your Father and I said so!” said God (wondering why he hadn’t stopped after making the elephants). A few minutes later God saw his kids having an apple break and was angry.
“Didn’t I tell you not to eat that fruit?” God asked.
“Uh huh,” Adam and Eve replied.
“Then why did you do it?”
“I dunno” Eve answered.
“She started it!” Adam said.
Having had it with the two of them, God’s punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed. If God had trouble handling children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you?
Advice for the day:
If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: Take two and keep away from children.
“If I knock him out, his’ory wi’ be made!” — Evander Holyfield, boxer, television interview.
“I’m a people person. I love people!” — Ibid, same interview, one minute later.